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Wednesday, 18 November 1959

Mr BEAZLEY (Fremantle) .- When one looks at the schedule to the bil! one cannot imagine any circumstances in which a judge could waive a ban on the marriage because of consanguinity. I cannot imagine any of these people being able to marry. I cannot even imagine it being justified. It is not like the case in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera " Iolanthe " -

We shall prick that annual blister -

Marriage with deceased wife's sister.

These are actual blood relationships of a very close kind. I cannot see how we can possibly give a judge power, in the Attorney-General's projected amendment, to vary the points set out.

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